Manchester United v Newcastle Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 16, 2017
Old Trafford - Premier League
Newcastle head to Old Trafford this weekend with Manchester United hoping for a kick-start after they lost to Chelsea before the international break.
The last two meetings between these two sides have ended in draws, 0-0 at Old Trafford and 3-3 at St.James' Park in the 2015-16 season, with United winning the three previous meetings.
Newcastle's last win over Jose Mourinho's side came back in 2013, courtesy of a 1-0 win at Old Trafford and a Yohan Cabaye goal.
The main concern for Mouinho is over defender Phil Jones, who suffered an injury on international duty with England, and he will be assessed later in the week.
Midfield pair Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick are both back in light training, but this is likely to be too soon for a first team return for both both players.
Rafa Benitez has injury trouble in both defence and midfield, as his side prepare to head for Old Trafford on Saturday evening.
Captain Jamal Lascelles is out with an ankle injury, and he is joined by midfield duo Christian Atsu and Mikel Merino, who are suffering from thigh and back injuries respectively.
Manchester United v Newcastle Preview and Predictions
United will be smarting from their loss to Chelsea prior to the international break, which made it two defeats out of their last three Premier league games.
However they have been very consistent at home this season, and are unbeaten at Old Trafford both domestically and in Europe so far this season.
Mourniho will want his side to get back on track this weekend, and Benitez's Newcastle have won just once on the road this season - making a strong case for three points staying in the north west.
United need to get some momentum back if they are to genuinely challenge their city rivals for the Premier League this season, and a home win in this one is priced at 3/10.
With no Lascelles at the back for The Magpies, they are lacking in both leadership and pace, and United's attackers should take full advantage of this, and the hosts to win and keep a clean sheet is priced at 8/13.
Manchester United to win 2-0 at 9/2
United are not quite the free flowing attack minded side that some of their fans would like to see this season, but they are pragmatic and efficient on their home patch. Up against a Newcastle side that is i a worrying run of recent form they should have little issue with picking up all three points.
Romelu Lukaku to score first at 9/4
Lukaku broke Belgium international goal scoring record earlier this week, and that should have him full of confidence ahead of United's game this weekend. Despite being in a barren run of seven games in all competitions without a goal for his clubb, he should be boosted by his midweek performances.